Keep in mind that your furnishings should be in proportion not only to the actual size of the space but also to the perceived size — which can be affected by such elements as paint color or extensive areas of glass. In this project, the latter came into play. “The floor-to-ceiling windows make this small space feel larger, and to keep that open feeling the furniture needed to be scaled appropriately,” says architect Leslie Arnold. “Choosing furniture that was open at the bottom — i.e. pieces that do not go all the way to the floor — ’enlarges’ the room by allowing the entire floor to be visually unbroken. The simple, solid colored upholstered furniture allows the brightly colored rug and wall art to be the main focus of the room.”
This young couple loves to travel, and their travel has shaped their world view. Brio Interior Design wanted to incorporate this world view into the Mid-Century design they added to this couple's first home by placing throw pillows that use different shapes, colors, textures and fabrics throughout the living space. This way, the couple can feel the influence of their travels, even in the details of their home.
Colorful indoor outdoor pillows bring tropical colors into this relaxing space. Moroccan lanterns and breezy curtains carry on in tropical style, while woven patio furniture invites guests to linger under the ceiling fan. Window screens keep out the bugs, making this a true oasis.
Before, the dining nook in this cottage was dim and dingy, with dated finishes that failed to take advantage of the room's natural light. Now, a built-in window seat serves as a banquette for a charming breakfast space. The all-white backdrop reflects light and makes colorful pillows and accessories pop.
An oversized, plush chair makes a strong statement with brown and white stripped upholstered chair, nailhead trim and a floral throw pillow. The mirrored side table and clear floor lamp make this a unique, cozy transitional style seating area.
Sunlight shimmers off a geometric, beaded wall covering which offers a playful backdrop for iridescent wall plates and a champagne metallic floor lamp. Geometric throw pillows echo the design and the playful mood of the room.
A white wall sets a clean background for the colorful furniture in this living room. A green sofa with white zig zig pattern is decorated with striped black and white pillows and a long decorative pillow in the center. A pair of upholstered coffee tables feature a bright blue hue with fun, floral design. The versatile pieces also work as extra seating and ottomans.
Small wicker stools also work as side tables for serving drinks and snacks. Don’t be afraid to bring some of your indoor decor outside (if weather permits), like this fab small faux fur pillow or this indigenous concrete statue.